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>> north korea threatens to carry out another nuclear attack just days after the u.n. condemns its rocket launch. hello. you're watching al his era live from doha. the united states plans to -- al jazeera live from doha. 60% of young people do not have a job, the unemployment rate at its highest in 40 years. plus -- >> in egyptian -- in a community in southern thailand, resisting pressure to find another new home. >> china is calling for calm and restraint after north korea said it is planning a new nuclear attack. the announcement was made days after the u.n. increased sanctions against north korea following a rocket launch last month. harry fawcett has more. >> if north korea's recent rocket launch was regarded as an act of defiance at the u.n., the security council resolution said that from peon yang reform p'yongyang there was more to come. >> we're not hiding from the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the united states. >> this was both a return to the kind of fiery anti-u.s. r
>>> north korea stepped up its response to a united nations security council resolution. officials say they plan to carry out a third nuclear test. >>> trade gap. japan logs its worst ever trade deficit as exports slide. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." authorities in north korea say they plan to carry out what they call a nuclear test of a higher level. they add that they plan to launch more long-range rockets. officials with the country's national defense ministry issued a statement warning of all-out action to defend north korea's sovereignty. >> translator: a series of satellite and long-range rocket launchers by the dprk and a higher level nuclear test are parts of an all-out action. this is a new phase in the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasted for centuries. we do not hide that the target of these actions is the united states, the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> the country's space agency launched a rocket last month. authorities claimed it was to orbit a satellite but other countries say north koreans were testing long-range ballistic missile technology. scientists
>>> north korea stepped up its response to a yuptded nations security council resolution. officials say they plan to carry out a third nuclear test. >>> trade gap. japan logs its worst ever trade deficit as exports slide. welcome to nhk world "newsline." authorities in north korea say they plan to carry out what they call a nuclear test of a higher level. they add that they plan to launch more long-range rockets. officials with the country's national defense ministry issued a statement warning of all-out action to defend north korea's sovereignty. >> translator: a series of satellite and long-range rocket launchers by the dprk and a higher nuclear level test are parts of an all-out action. this is a new phase in the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasts for centuries. we do not hide that the target of these actions is the united states, the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> the country's space agency launched a rocket last month. authorities claimed it was to orbit a satellite but other countries say north koreans were testing long-range ballistic missile technology. scientists in th
is calling for restraint from north korea, while an editorial in china apostate-run "global times," says that -- in china's state-run of "global times" says there will be consequences. in its claim that aid could be cut if north peraea persists with these tests of nuclear and -- if north korea persist with these tests of nuclear and rocket technology. >> that is right. this is a clear indication of the growing frustration with north korea. the fact that this editorial here in one of the top newspapers in the country passed the government census, that means there is government approval. from beijing point of view, there is growing anger behind the scenes over north korea's actions. you might remember last year, for example, beijing asked north korea not to launch two rockets spirit of korea went ahead and did that, and i think beijing is increasingly becoming annoyed that p'yongyang, which seized beijing as its main ally, is not listening to what china has got to say. ,> maybe we have hauteoverestimd but if china were to pull the plug on economic assistance, where would north korea be? >>
-- america in its sights. north korea announces what it calls a new phase in its battle with the historic enemy. a top line from kim jung you know, there will be more nuclear tests, and north korea claims that the weapons are designed to reach the u.s. mainland. women on the front lines, america lifts a ban on females serving in combat units. a win for equal rights or a headache for the generals? we'll hear what you think. accused of carrying out summary executions, is a war against islamists rebels turning into an ethnic battle? also on the program, aaron is here with the world of business. better news for nokia, but still a long way to go, aaron. >> i don't know how they say hooray in finland, but i know they're using it. nokia has sold nearly 4.5 million of these babies, the new lumia smartphone. good news, but is it enough to play catchup with the likes of apple and samsung? >> it's 12:00 noon here in london, early morning in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in pyongyang, where the government has issued a chilling warning, claiming its nuclear weapons are designed to reach america. now, whet
an unexpected strong showing. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." experts following the move buys north korea are watching the clock. they say it's only a matter of time before the country carries out another nuclear test. north korean leaders promised to boost their military power in reaction to a u.n. security council resolution condemning their recent rocket launch. security council members passed the resolution unanimously. it expands existing sanctions, adding four individuals and six organizations, including the space agency. assets will be frozen and the individuals will also face a travel ban. officials in pyongyang are showing defiance. >> this suggests north korean authorities are prepared to conduct a third nuclear tests following ones in 2006 and 2009. they also declared they will no longer recognize a joint statement in 2005 from the six party talks on their nuclear development. that includes plans for the country to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs. officials from the u.s., china and other countries are urging north korean leaders to exercise restraint. >> we call on nor
the coalition with new sets of rivals. north korea threatens to step up its nuclear program after the u.n. condemns decembers rocket launch. >> a panel on the country's top court could throw out the jail sentence of a french woman serving time for kidnapping. more coming up. >> britain's prime minister says he will let the public decide if they want to stay in the european union if he's reelected. david cameron ended months of speculation by promising a referendum on the question, it he is backing. 2015. however, he said that he prefers britain to stay in member of the you. -- in the -- state a member of the eu. >> i am not a british isolationist. but i want a better deal for britain. but not just for britain, but for europe, too. i speak as a british prime minister with a positive vision for the future of the european union. a future in which britain wants and should want to play a committed and active part. i want completing the single market to be are driving mission. i want us to be at the forefront and also the transformative trade deals with the u.s., japan and india as part of th
and the empress and family members on wednesday at the imperial palace. >>> north korea's state run television ushered in the new year by praising the achievements of leader kim jung-un. korean central television aired a fireworks display. a commentator described kim jong-un's political achievements including the launch of a rocket. analysts believe it was a test of long-range missile technology. north korean tv usually broadcasts simple greetings. it's rare for it to broadcast fireworks displays. kim jong-un has delivered the first years speech by a north korean leader in 19 years. he said the country should put a priority or healing the rift with south korea. state run central television broadcast his speech for more than 20 minutes. >> translator: what's important is to solve the confrontation between the two koreas. south korea should scrap its anti-north policies and take steps toward reck -- reconciliation and unification. >> many countries believe the rocket was a test of long-range ballistic missile technology. >> translator: we should use the technology to build a strong economy. this
. north korea's founder kim il sung delivered policy speeches on new year's day during his tenure. but under his successor, kim jong il, the messages appeared as a joint editorial by three newspapers. many people are concerned about what actions north korea will take this year, following its launch of a rocket. a former diplomat with the u.s. state department shared his insights with us. evans revere has had a variety of informal contacts with high-ranking north korean officials. he says north korea's missile program is intended to give the north the upper hand in its negotiations with the united states, and he predicts more to follow. >> north korea's game plan, i believe, consists of several critical elements. one element is to continue to develop their nuclear weapons capability, and they are doing that. they've had a couple of nuclear weapons tests which have -- one of which did not work very well, one of which worked marginally successfully. and i suspect they're continuing to work on that and at some point in the future we'll see additional nuclear -- an additional nuclear t
of the revolution. police fight with protesters overnight. talking tough. north korea threatened to attack south korea because of u.n. sanctions. french forces stepped up their offensive against rebels in mali. we are on patrol with them in the north. plus, why young people in cuba are playing with the idea of making music their career. we are getting reports of iraq that least five protesters have been killed in scuffles between the army and worshippers near the city of fallujah. thousands have been protesting for more than a month against the prime minister's government. they say the government promotes sectarian policies that discriminate against them. the latest violence began after the police. -- block protesters from entering the city. >> which call upon the army -- we call upon the army affiliated with iraq. if it is only loyal to the muslim nation and only belongs to the good land of iraq, to open the way for the scholars and people to give in to the city. they are not allowed to get in right now. the army has to be loyal to iraq. >> let's take some live pictures coming in from fallujah.
that and the young man traveling with him to north korea. tasm . >>> some stunning travel plans in the works right now. the google chairman, eric schmidt, will be traveling to north korea, going with former governor bill richardson, on what is described as a private humanitarian visit. i traveled to north korea with governor richardson two years ago the last time he was there. he is standing by to join us, but first, listen to what the state department says about the upcoming planned visit. >> frankly, we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful, but they are private citizens and they are making their own decisions. >> and joining us now is governor bill richardson. so governor, how come you're going against the wishes of the state department, and heading off to north korea? >> well, i understand why they're cautious, this is a very sensitive time in diplomacy with north korea. we're not happy with what the north koreans have been doing, but i'm a private citizen, this is a private humanitarian mission. we postponed at their request once, right before the south korean elections. and
for another edition of axis of evil of the week. now, i'm on record as anti-north korea. that record? "pyong-yank me. songs in the key of rage." [ laughter ] now, folks, the korean war was one of america's longest conflicts-- if i remember my history, our troops were stuck there for 11 zany, yet thought-provoking years. [ laughter ] well this time, north korea has finally gone too far. >> bold new threats from north korea aimed directly at the united states. the communist nation says it plans to carry out a nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches. >> state media made the announcement that north korea was locked in an all-out war of confrontation with its arch enemy, the united states. >> it's archenemy, the united states. >> stephen: whoa, archenemies? folks, this is a serious increase in hostilities and i cannot sit idly by while they make these threats. so i want to say something right now to north korea. heeeeey. [ laughter ] heeeeey. [ laughter ] democratic people's republic of korea. we need to talk. [ laughter ] look, uhh, we're flattered that you think of us as archenemies, b
, tensions rise in north korea. not above 5'5", but you know-- [ laughter ] and my guest, michael shellenberger, is an environmentalist who believes in nuclear energy. finally, liberals that glow in the dark. [ laughter ] axe body spray has announced a contest that will send the winner to space. still not far enough to get away from the smell. [ laughter ] this is "the colbert report." ["the colbert report" theme music playing] captioning sponsored by comedy central [cheers and applause] welcome! boom! boom! woo! [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting stephen] >> stephen: yes! yes! yes! [cheers and applause] absolutely. welcome. [cheers and applause] yes, please. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. [cheers and applause] welcome back. please. ladies and gentlemen, those bastards have had a free ride long enough. it ends tonight. nation, president obama's second term is only a week old, and already we are one week closer to dying. welcome to obamacare. [ laughter ] and the president is dropping the ball on homeland security. >> the tsa is removing the body scanners that produce a naked
>>> this morning, north korea's nuclear threat. >> and is it aimed at america? the secretive nation says upcoming missile tests are meant to target the u.s. we're live in seoul. >>> travel danger. snow is set to create treacherous travel conditions for a quarter of the nation today. and that record cold isn't over yet. >>> luxury living. a squatter moves into a multimillion-dollar mansion with nothing his neighbors can do about it. >>> plus, this -- >> is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show? >> matt damon hilariously hijacks "jimmy kimmel live." taking over the show, his own humor, his own guests. and there was nothing jimmy could do about it. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. north korea has drawn a bull's eye on america. its leaders have issued a direct threat that they will soon test a nuclear weapon and a long-range rocket, aimed at the u.s. >> there are signs that a nuclear test is in the works. and we know their missiles can now reach hawaii. but it doesn't appear they can combine them yet. >> defense secretary leon panetta says
a close watch on north korea. this weekend, that country appearing to up the stakes again, promising to retaliate against any country that imposes sanctions ordered by the u.n. north korea's new young leader also convening his team, prompting spy satellites to be launched tonight. we turn to gloria riviera. >> reporter: good evening, david. south koreans are concerned tonight after north korea singled this country out, vowing to take action against the people here if south koreans support the u.s. backed sanctions now being put into place. according to north korea's central news agency, kim jong-un met with top military officials to discuss retaliation against both the u.s. and south korea if they help confiscate much needed goods and supplies before they reach the north. that's just one part of the u.n. sanctions against north korea. punishment for its most recent long-range rocket launch, and its plans to conduct a third nuclear test. in a sign north korea's threats to the region and beyond are being taken seriously, japan today sent two new spy satellites into orbit, to monitor no
. south korea should scrap its anti-north policies and take steps toward reconciliation and unification. >> kim emphasized the recent successful launch of what the north claims is a satellite-carrying rocket. many other countries believe it was actually a test of long-range ballistic missile technology. >> translator: we should use the moment of the launch to open a new era of building a strong economy. this iour slogan for 2013, for the party and the people. we should continue to fly the flag of our military-first policy to boost our military power that will let us defend our safety and sovereignty. >> kim delivered the speech indoors. when applause was heard, the screen switched to a photograph of the building. no audience was shown. north korea's founder kim il sung delivered policy speeches on new year's day during his tenure. but under his successor, kim jong il, the messages appeared as a joint editorial by three newspapers. many people are concerned about what actions north korea will take this year, following its launch of a rocket. a former diplomat with the u.s. state departme
it on wheels. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people who watch north korea are watching the clock. they say it's only a matter of time before the country carries out another nuclear test. north korean leaders promised to boost their military power in reaction to a u.n. security council resolution condemning their recent rocket launch. security council members passed the resolution unanimously. it expands existing sanctions adding four individuals and six organizations, including the space agency. assets will be frozen and the individuals will also face a travel ban. officials in the pyongyang are showing defiance. foreign ministry representatives issued a statement condemning the resolution as an attempt to deprive north korea of its right to launch a satellite for peaceful purposes. the document says it is now clear the u.s. has a policy of hostility toward north korea. as a result, it says the north will no longer recognize the joint statement from the six-party talks in 2005. that includes plans for the country to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs. the statement goes on
. yesterday, it was the u.s. today, north korea directed its threat in this direction. north korea warned there would be, quote, strong, physical countermeasures against south korea if it takes direct part in the tougher u.s.-backed sanctions recently passed at the u.n. and analysts say american intelligence, international agency intelligence, it all concludes that the north koreans' missile capabilities are getting more sophisticated. slowly but surely. and that is a concern to south korea and to the rest of the world. >>> well, gloria, what does all this tell us about the north's new leader, kim jong-un? >> reporter: with a new leader, there's a bit of hope that things will be different. of course, his father, kim jong-il was caught up in a cycle of threats and then tests and talks about denuclearization and walking away from the table. it looks as if kim jong-un, the new leader, is following in his father's footsteps, unfortunately. north korea appears to have turned its back on restarting six-party talks. the one country with an influential card to play here is china, north korea's on
penalties on north korea in response to its rocket launch in december. the move is in line with sanctions the u.n. security council put in place. the u.n. resolution extends sanctions to four individuals and six organizations. they include the korean committee for space technology, that's north korea's space agency. their assets will be frozen. the individuals will also face a travel ban. the u.s. state department said they are adding the space agency and two related individuals to their sanction list. the u.s. treasury department black listed two beijing based representatives of a north korean bank and a hong kong based trading company. a spokesperson for the department said it's imposing further restrictions on entities that support the north's nuclear program. it wants to restrict the country's ability to use the international financial system for illicit purposes. north korean authorities responded to the united nations sanctions by announcing they will carry out a nuclear test of a higher level. now they are warning their southern neighbor counter measures if it takes part in the int
for north korea calling it a "private humanitarian mission." stay with abc7 morning news and we will have much more on this trip to north korea in our 6:30 half hour including who is new criticizing the visit. >> in sacramento the california legislature begins a new session with democrat law makes with a supermajority in both the senate and assembly. the governor brown will set the stage when he plans to release the proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in july. >> the petaluma city council will start the new year with a formal vote on antismoking ordinance. in december they approved a ban on smoking in places that include all hotel rooms, private apartments and condos, as well as outdoor spaces including balconies and courtyards and sidewalks. the new regulations are intended to protect people from secondhand reports. petaluma's ordinance is sight all right more stringent than a ban in sonoma. >> traffic and weather next and now a look at the san mateo bridge, hard to tell it is the bridge, right? >> a lot of fog. >> and freezing fog in some places. mike nicco will check the we
by north korea in december was made in china could influence u.n. security council discussions. the body is considering possible responses to the launch. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvaged from the yellow sea. including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and four other countries. u.n. resolutions ban member countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the north's long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the security council. >>> u.s.-based group human rights watch has called on the united nations to look into abuses at north korea. parents of a japanese abducted by the north joined the appeal. the group's tokyo office chief has said the world has focused on the north's nuclear programs, not its human rights record and called on japan's government to lead efforts to launch a u.n. investigation. she was backed by the parents of a man who was abducted by the north in 1977 at the age of 13. >> translator: it is unacceptable.
of a fiscal cliff. leader of north korea makes a rare news." broadcast a reunified korea. >> the gift of peace, the pope celebrates a new year's mass in rome. welcome to "bbc world news." also in this program, top concerns as one in three women in south africa try to lighten their skin. and an amazing escape by helicopter after it crashes into the sea in brazil. ♪ >> hello, happy new year to you. the deal is done now, the u.s. is counting on the and calls fof wrapped -- house of representatives to approve a bill that would avert the fiscal cliff. it was approved by the senate in the early hours in new year's day. the deadline was technically missed, but as long as the bill clears its final hurdle, a few effects will be felt, as today is a u.s. public holiday. >> vice-president joe biden, dropping in on congress until -- as the clock ticks down to midnight. with good humor, a deal with senate republicans had been struck. >> i feel very good, we will get a very good vote tonight. happy new year. >> members of both parties overwhelmingly backed an agreement that had required compromise from all
, iran, and u.s. support for israel. plus, the chairman of google lands in north korea on a controversial trip with former new mexico governor bill richardson. >> we're here as individual american citizens. >> bill: so. >> shepard: so what's the internet titan doing in the world's least connected nation? and the suspect in last summer's colorado movie theater killing spree back in court. tonight, our first look at the prosecution's case against james holmes. and that's first from fox this monday night. it was a painfully difficult day in the courtroom where aurora, colorado police officers testified the victims were crying out for help. blood all over the place. the movie still playing overhead. cell phones ringing. chaos all around the families of the massacre victims hearing emotional testimony from those who rushed to save their loved ones lives. taking some to hospitals in their patrol cars with as they put it blood sloshing on the floor board. investigators say james holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 more when he opened fire at the midnight premier of the dark night rises. today
-wheel drive here at the auto show in san jose. >>> plus google chairman eric schmidt speaks out in north korea. and president obama just a minute ago nominated jack lew as treasury secretary. we'll take a look at both issues coming up in business. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> nominations for the 85th annual academy awards announced this morning in beverly hills. >> hosts seth macfarlane and emma stone announced the nominees. "lincoln" was the clear winner, receiving 12 nominations, including best picture, best director and best actor, nods for daniel day lewis, sally fields and tommy lee jones. >> "life of pi" came away with 11 nominations. >> here's a complete list of the nominees fo
the hour images, its influence spread much further than you know. north korea possible threat to target the u.s. as part of what it calls a centuries old struggle according to the white house is a need this provocation. that means that they are alarming and we don't know what to do about them. we have more from the south korean capital, seoul. >> six weeks after it launched a long-range rocket and a day after receiving sanctions, north korea has raised the stakes again with the news that it would carry out a third test. >> state television made its announcement saying that north korea was locked in an all out war of confrontation with his people's arch enemy, the united states and that its satellite and rocket launches and nuclear tests were all carried out with the u.s. in mind. that is given the u.s., number 3 on a voice something to talk about. he has just arrived in the region. -- that has given the u.s., north korea envoy something to talk about. another nuclear test would be highly provocative, he said. >> we hope they don't. it would be highly provocative. it would set back the c
was convicted and jailed for helping her husband run a kidnapping ring. the rhetoric from north korea is getting uglier. the country's military bowling to carry out more rocket launches, including another military test -- the country's military vowing to carry out more rocket launches. >> this after the detonation security council widen sanctions for a rocket launch last month. >> these images of a north korean rocket test put countries around the pacific rim on high alert. now p'yongyang is stepping up its rhetoric. the national defense council has announced it plans to continue rocket tests and even detonate a nuclear bomb. a spokesman said the tests are designed to send a clear message to the country's so-called arch enemy, the united states. u.s. diplomats were quick to denounce north korea's plans, saying they would hinder talks. >> further provocations are not going to help the process forward. they would only retard it, make it more difficult for us to engage. >> open hostility is nothing ne in relations between north korea and the united states. the regime in p'yongyang regularly threate
. and north korea sends him a congratulations message. [ ♪ music ♪ ] there was frightening news from the other side of the pacific today. north korea has vowed to continue testing new nuclear weapons and said it would launch long-range rockets that it claims can reach the united states. this is just after the united nations instituted sanctions on its last rocket launch. it does not seem to have much impact on kim jung-un. a variety of satellites and long long-range rocketses which will be launched one after another we will target the u.s. the sworn enemy of of the american people. settling accounts with the u.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law the rule of its survival. what? the country's belligerent stance is one more issue on the president's full foreign policy plate, and it's going to be a concern for john kerry if he's confirmed secretary of state as he's very likely to be, increasingly likely, as a matter of fact. he got a very warm welcome from both sides of the hearing at his confirmation hearings in the senate today. >> the friendship has endured i
>>> this is "world news." tonight, nuclear threat. north korea plans missiles that can target the united states. can they reach america? what could the impact be? and how serious is the threat, from the mysterious dictator now in charge. >>> fire and ice. as flames shoot in the air, firefighters struggle in the frigid temperatures. how many people are now shivering in the cold in this country? and how many new ways can they show us how cold it is? a frozen egg? >>> man or woman. listen to the phone calls that lured football star manti te'o. >> baby, i'm just calling to say good night. i love you. >> we'll tell you more about the man who allegedly tricked him for hour after hour. >>> and, gold rush. you're swimming in the water, something glitters, and, oh my, it's gold! worth $50,000. how do you find it? >>> good evening. as we come on the air, one of the most dangerous countries in the world today is making a new threat directly aimed at the united states. north korea, the secretive nation, with its mysterious young dictator, announcing they will test their nuclear powers and
threat directly aimed at the united states. north korea, the secretive nation, with its mysterious young dictator, announcing they will test their nuclear powers and saying they will put america on notice. let's bring in our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz right now to tell us how serious this new aggression is. martha? >> reporter: diane, the u.s. is warning north korea not to try another nuclear test, saying it would be a mistake and needlessly provocative. but those warnings seem only to have provoked the new, young leader even more. if there was any hope that kim jong-un would be less threatening and dangerous than his late father, those hopes are now dashed. the 20-something leader appears to relish his new role, now directly challenging the united states. the reclusive nation warning the world that it will soon test a nuclear weapon, long range rockets, one after another. today, vowing that the target of its missiles and nuclear aggression, america. their sworn enemy. >> he's trying to show he can't be pushed around. >> reporter: tonight, deep inside the iso
nort north korea. which member member of his entourage did they greet as a rock star and what is he doing for google and what is google doing for them. >>> a man who reportedly said he was going to join the taliban and has been if that is a friend who needs an enemy kind and a half. today the white house to talk about our nation's longest war. specifically when and how we will get out of there finally. that is the question from many afghans. but the president of afghanistan wants to talk about the circumstances. so they will and we will report in just a moment. this s "studio b." and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >> shepard: the former governor of new mexico bill richardson is back in the united states after he made a trip to north korea with the google chairman eric schmidt. the state department criticized the visit as unhelpful and basically told they don't go but they went anyway. they pushed nort north north kp missile launches and nuclear tests and called
to punish north korea for its latest mission law firm. japan's lead envoy in the six-party talks on north korea's met his south korean counterpart in seoul on thursday. >> thank you so much for waiting. >> we agree that security council on behalf of the entire community must take the appropriate action sooner than later. >> both sides decided to cooperate in rallying support from other countries to urge new sanctions against pyongyang. south korea sits on the security council as a nonpermanent member. he also sought south korea's support for progress in the abduction issue. the japanese government says at least 17 citizens were abducted by agents from north korea during the 1970s and 1980s. >>> chinese people commented online that the editors used the paper to force their frustration. the weekly publication issued a correction on thursday to fix three glitches from the new year's edition. it said standard processes should be corrected and followed every step of the way in editing and publishing. it added that the staff is more aware of this than ever. this is the paper's first printed ref
on markets. >>> part of a rocket launched by north korea in december made by china could influence the u.n. security council's discussion. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvage from the yellow sea, including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and other foreign countries. they banned other countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the council. >>> thousands of defectors living in seoul have been compromised. they have arrested the man they suspect as leaking the information. the 33-year-old man is reported to be working at seoul city office. he visits their homes and gives them advice over the phone. the man himself fled from north korea to 2004. about 20,000 defectors now call south korea their home, but 47% may have had their data passed on to north korea, wondering if the suspect came to south korea as a spy. >>> japan's nuclear regulators have been wondering how to save the n
this hour on al jazeera. what is in store for north korea in 2013? kim jung il delivers his first new year's message. trying to ease public concern, we will tell you about china's attempt to monitor air quality in its most polluted cities. the united states senate has passed a temporary bill aimed at preventing a financial crisis. the vote came after the midnight deadline on new year's eve to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax hikes has of been delayed until march. but it still has to be approved by the house of representatives. >> this is the man who seems to have made all the difference. vice president joe biden came in the 11th hour to broker an agreement. but the deal comes at the december 31 deadline. for now, the u.s. is over the fiscal cliff. it has passed its first test in the senate with overwhelming support. >> of the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> but the key test to the agreement is whether it can pass here, the republican-controlled house of representatives. early on monday, president obama surrounded himself with middle- class families to
millions of people have nothing to eat. the google executive chairman eric schmidt arrived in north korea. u.s. officials don't do this but they went anyway. representatives say he wants a first hand look at the communist nation economy and social media. he is the highest profile u.s. executive to visit north korea since kim jong uhm took power a year ago. the state department says the visit is bad timing and, of course, unhelpful. officials also say they are holding an american citizen behind bars, something ambassador richardson says he will bring up during his trip. trace gallagher has the details. ambassador richardson, does he think he can bring this american home? >> he has been to north korea six times over the past 20 years and has freed americans before. this is a man named kenne bay of north korean descent. he takes visitors and tourists into north korea and now is being accused of committing hostile acts against the state that could hand him in a labor camp for up to ten years. governor richardson doesn't know if he can free the man this trip but he can certainly get the proces
relations that resumed in 2011. >>> students at a university in north korea got a surprise visitor. google chairman eric schmidt. they showed him how they look for information online, by googling it. schmidt visited kim il sung university in pyongyang on tuesday. he traveled to north korea with former new mexico governor bill richardson and seven others. they spoke with students at a university computer lab. schmidt has emphasized that he's traveling as a private citizen and not representing google. some analysts say the visit was motivated by business. north korea wants to promote its i.t. industry, and google is believed to be considering doing business there. a group met with north korean officials. richardson suggested that they discussed the release of an american citizen detained in the country since last year. >> it's a good, productive, but frank meeting. >> the group is scheduled to travel to beijing on thursday. they'll discuss their visit to north korea after they arrive. >>> north korea 345rkd imarked g leader's birthday on tuesday but no official ceremonies or events have been
. >>gregg: a top google executive planning a trip to north korea a move the united states officials were quick to criticize according to the reporting of the associated press much the executive chairman will go on a humanitarian mission to the communist nation and go with foam new mexico governor bill richardson who knows a thing or two about dealing with north korea. most of that country lives in miserable poverty under the iron fisted rule of its latest leader, kim jong-un, with the most restrictive internet rules in the world. the new leader says his country is ready to embark on a new industrial-like revolution. that comes as north korea defied the united nations with the latest rocket launch and officials report it is holding an american citizen behind bars. now, the state department officials are calling google's planned trip unhelpful as the united states tries to deal with an increasingly tricky situation. so far, no comment from the folks at google. mike barrett, former intelligence officer for the defense department. good to see you. son son -- kim jong-un wants science and tec
. >> jennifer: so are you concerned then -- because iran is so unstable and because we have north korea talking about launching nuclear test missiles at the u.s. do you worry about really unstable countries like those two forming alliances to actually hurt the u.s.? or are they not advanced enough? >> i wouldn't call them unstable. they are both very oppressive, particularly north korea. iran is much more complex. it is also one of checks and balances within a kind of religiously shaped [ inaudible ]. but both are hostile do us. but north korea is far more dangerous than iran. iron does not have a nuclear weapon. we don't have any knowledge of when it may have one. in contrast, north korea already has eight atomic weapons, and is now developing and testing a delivery system which we have just announced at some point may be able to reach the united states. so north korea is much more of a serious problem than iran even though our public opinion and press is focused much more on iran. >> jennifer: so what does kerry do about north korea? >> well, i think there is a le
have between the two countries. >>> analysts say that north korea completed manufacture the preparations for a nuclear test by the end of last year. north korean authorities suggested on thursday that they're ready to carry out a nuclear test in response to a u.n. sanction's resolution. analysts at johns hopkins university posted a satellite photo online of the nuclear test site. they were taken between november and december. analysts believe the photos confirm their approach to a command bunker some 150 meters north of the entrance. they believe it houses equipment to control a detonator and to communicate with authorities in pyongyang. they also say that a device to measure radiation levels and a radio system have been installed. north korean authoritiesd their readiness to conduct another test. the security council condemned north korea's december rocket launch. >>> north korean authorities are warning south korea of counter measures if it takes part in u.n. sanctions. >>> a north korean statement criticizes south korea for pressing other nations to adopt the u.n. res
of divine north korea. [laughter] >> i can't believe i'm about to say this, but dr. kissinger, you have six minutes. >> i think that is the kind of hypocritical argument i would find quite annoying. [laughter] >> you obviously finding it annoying even if you are not chinese. [laughter] >> well, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the munk debates on iran. [cheers and applause] this is munk's debates on iran's nuclear ambitions. it is my privilege to organize this series and once again at as your moderate. we begin with a look back, a look back of some of the memorable moments of previous debates. tonight is a special evening for this series. tonight is our 10th semiannual munk debate. as we enter our fifth year we have hosted over 38 speakers. speakers such as tony blare, henry kissinger and larry summers. it is thanks to you the 3,000 people here tonight for the munk debate and the thousands watching online. all of you are representing our 30,000 strong memberships. this debate series is making a lasting contribution to more and better public debates, not only in canada but internationally. w
symbol for capitalism arrived in north korea. we are like in the newsroom following the controversial trip. >> kristen, the delegation is releasing a new statement in his defense this morning, and it has only been 4 1/2 hours since the arrival in north korea, the google chairman wants a look at the economy of north korea and social media during the private visit. we have brand new video from north korea's state news agency. he and former new mexico governor richardson landed in pyongyang at 1:00 o'clock a.m. our time this morning and richardson's traveled frequently to north korea but schmidt's visit is getting criticism from the state department and speculation over what he hopes to accomplish. >> the purpose of the visit is as a private humanitarian mission. we are going to make an assessment of the north korean economic and political situation. we will look at the humanitarian status of the korean people. also, there is an american that is detained there. a korean american. we will try to inquire on his status and see if we can see him. hopefully we can lay the ground work for him
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